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Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? There are a few things you should let us know about to help make sure your exam is a useful one.

It's of great importance to let us know about any current health conditions or problems you may have noticed, as your eyes can be affected by changes in your body. Some examples of conditions we should know about are diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure or allergies.

Habits like drinking or smoking can have a poor effect on your eyes, so if these are a part of your lifestyle, tell us about it. In addition, we'll examine what you're actually using your eyes for. Are you at university and doing a lot of reading? Being informed of these facts can really make it simpler for us to choose the best thing for your eyes.

Because several eye conditions can be passed down to you from your parents, it's important that you let us know if there are any of them in your immediate family, especially glaucoma or macular degeneration. Understandably, it's a lot more efficient to keep an eye out for warning signs when we're informed about which conditions you may be susceptible to.

Some symptoms include changes to your vision like seeing double, spots or flashing lights. If you notice any of these, call us as soon as you can. We'll then do our very best to figure out the source of the condition, and then recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Do remember to take your current pair of glasses along to the exam. Glasses give us information about your eyes, even if you're a contact lens wearer. We look forward to working with you, and making sure you get your best possible vision.